People all over the world at one point or the other have tried to answer this question; and to understand the real meaning of love. Some have understood, some haven’t. Since this is a “words of Sunday” segment, I would like us to look at love from the viewpoint of the Bible. What is the Bible’s definition of love? According to the scripture, the greatest form of love is that which was done by Jesus on the cross. That He laid down His life for us. If we believe this is the case then, we can readily say that love requires sacrifice.
No wonder when the apostle Paul listed the attributes of love, he said “love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.”
To know if what you have is love, check if it meets those criteria. This is the God-kind of love. It is more action than talk. If we can all practice and live by this kind of love, we would have better marriages, families, and societies. Make it a habit to walk in love daily. Give to people even when they don’t deserve it. The more love you give, the more love will be returned to you.❤️